Summerland pizza shop manager gets six months for sexual exploitation

FILE - Josh Roberts, 35, enters Penticton Courthouse Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The Summerland man was sentenced to six months for sexual exploitation on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

PENTICTON - A Summerland man who pled guilty to sexual exploitation was sentenced in Penticton Court yesterday, Sept.30.

Pizza shop manager Josh Roberts received six months in jail and two years probation for sexual exploitation.

Roberts, 35, was charged after participating in a sexual relationship with a former female employee who was 16-years-old at the time the relationship began.

Crown Prosecutor Catherine Crockett was seeking "something more" than the mandatory minimum of 90 days for the offence, while defence lawyer Tyrone Duerr sought the minimum.

Roberts must also provide a DNA sample and pay a victim surcharge of $100.

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